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Executive privilege: Presidential power, secrecy, and accountability

August 19, 2019  ·  Margaret Taylor
 Over at Lawfare, Margaret Taylor interviews Mark Rozell,… Read More

Know someone who wants to help Congress on tech issues?

August 16, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
Then nominate him or her to become a TechCongress Fellow. And, yes, self-nominations are encouraged. Details are at https://www.techcongress.io/nominate. This is a paid fellowship on the Hill. Hurry up… Read More

Resolution introduced to implement recommendations of the Select Committee

August 15, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
Resolved, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This resolution may be cited as the “Improving Transparency for the American People Act of 2019”. SEC. 2. ADOPTION OF STANDARDIZED FORMAT FOR LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS. Read More

ICYMI: Sen. Mike Enzi releases ideas to fix broken congressional budget and spending process

August 14, 2019  ·  Sen. Mike Enzi
 Below is a press release from Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate Budget Committee chairman. Senate Budget Committee Chairman… Read More

Mitch McConnell looks like a hypocrite on Supreme Court nominees, but he didn’t have to

August 13, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky rekindled the acrimonious debate over control of the Supreme Court when he acknowledged the Senate would consider a presidential nominee to… Read More

Can Congress curb its spending?

August 12, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Congress recently approved legislation to suspend the federal debt ceiling and increase spending above levels currently allowed in law. In doing so, its members challenged our assumptions regarding the efficacy… Read More

Should we rename the Office of Technology Assessment?

August 8, 2019  ·  Zach Graves
Over the past year or so, there’s been growing … Read More

Congress and primaries

August 7, 2019  ·  Lee Drutman
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-2-Primaries.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the primaries and… Read More

Is Majority Leader McConnell blocking elections security legislation?

August 6, 2019  ·  James Wallner
Democrats want the Senate to debate legislation that they say is needed to secure American elections against outside interference. But they say Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is standing… Read More

Reclaiming Congress’ war powers

August 5, 2019  ·  Kevin Kosar
July 29, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House… Read More